Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Leaving Jerusalem

For Primary this last month they all got to have the experience of leaving Jerusalem. They all got to dress up like a member of Lehi's family and experience what they did by leaving Jerusalem. At first we didn't know what to wear, but after finding robes and costumes we were able to make a nice little outfit for each boy. Then we had an idea of dressing our bikes up as camels, but we didn't have enough time. Brandon was extremely excited about this but Nathan took a little coaxing to put on his costume and go. On the way to the church, Brandon told us that they didn't have vans in Lehi's time and so we needed to pretend that we were riding a camel. We were riding in the Deluxe Camel Van.Brandon and Nathan showing off their costumes. Nathan got to ride his "horse" in the trip.
Brandon loved his outfit. We safety pinned his head piece to a ball cap so it wouldn't fall off his head.
We tried to get Nathan to wear a head piece like Brandon, but he didn't like it on his head so we got a tie from Dad's collect and tied it on his head. We showed him pictures of Nephi to show him that he looked like him. These are Brandon's Primary teachers along with a few other primary children. Nathan did NOT want his picture taken. Our Bishopric dressed up as Lehi (Bishop) and his two Counselors were Nephi and Laman. Here they are leaving Jerusalem. Walking in the wilderness. Brandon was so excited he stayed right up front. We called him Jacob. It was cute because "Laman" complained and murmured the whole way.
Nathan riding his horse. He rode it the whole way. He wasn't much into this but after they got started he started enjoying himself more.
Stopping in the wilderness after traveling 3 days. Nathan was not too happy. (Bottom left hand corner)Traveling back to Jerusalem to get the Brass plates.
Deciding who would go get the Brass Plates from Laban. They posed the question and as soon as they asked, Brandon raised his hand and stood up and said that he would go and get the Brass Plates. Whether it was from him knowing the story and wanting to be like Nephi or wanting to be part of the adventure or knowing that the Lord wants us to obey, it was nice to see that Brandon as ready to serve.
After they returned back to Lehi we all walked to the park a block away and ate honey, bread, watermellon, crackers and apples. It was a nice experience for the boys to rein act that story. They both love the Primary song "Nephi's Courage" and I am glad that they were able to rein act the story.

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